If you are just starting thinking about buying a garden office, the chances are that it will be installed during the winter months of 2017. Over the years we have heard people say that they don’t think this is a very good time to build a garden office, as they worry the inclement weather could affect the build, and they should they wait until spring.
People fear that the construction process is going to churn up their garden, and they fear that if the weather is bad during installation that it could get into the structure of the building with long term effects.
Prefabrication overcomes these issues
Most garden offices are prefabricated in factory conditions so that onsite build time is very quick. This is a particularly important factor for winter installations, as the building goes together quickly, reducing the risk of moisture getting into your core structure.
Depending on how the supplier works, they may go as far as completely building your garden office in their workshops. They then dismantle the building and reassemble in your garden. This method means that everything is cut to size and tested before it arrives on site. Other suppliers have tried and tested systems that allow them to build their buildings in modules which lock together quickly onsite. These off-site construction methods mean build times can be as little as a day, ranging to just over a week.
These systems mean that you may only have two workers onsite at a time. Suppliers will be conscious of the disruption to your garden and will go to lengths to protect the ground around the building site. They will protect the ground where they can, and in some cases, we have seen suppliers create a tent over the building site so that they can work in dry conditions. There is however bound to be some disruption to any grass around your site when building in winter, but the great thing is by the time the grass starts to grow again in spring you’d never know.
Once the breather membrane goes on your office is temporarily weathertight
These off-site prefabrication methods are designed to keep the insulated core structure protected from the elements during the construction period – wet insulation would certainly be a long-term concern. One of the key layers in a garden office build-up is the breather membrane. It plays a vital part in the life of a garden office building because it allows the building to breathe – preventing moisture getting into the core structure, yet letting moisture from within the building escape.
The breather membrane also plays a key role during the building stage of a garden office, as once it is installed it makes the building temporarily weathertight. This means your insulated core structure is protected from the elements while it is waiting for the exterior cladding to be applied.
There could be savings to be had
You can rest assured that the suppliers we feature on this site have tried and tested systems in place for their winter installations and the garden offices they build during the winter will be as high as quality as those they build in the height of summer.
Ordering a garden office now for installation during the winter months could be a wise financial decision too. Some suppliers offer special offers on garden offices ordered and installed in the winter, so you could be quids in, and be settled in your new office before spring arrives.